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AUCD: Concurrent Sessions: Fabric Not Fringe: Weaving Family Involvement Strategies into LENDs and other Professional Disability Related Training Programs


pdf File Fabric Not Fringe Presentation [download]

pdf File Fabric Not Fringe Worksheet [download]


Amy Carlsen, RN, LEND Family Discipline Faculty
Center on Human Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND

Other Presenter(s)

Fran Golfarb, MA, MCHES, CPSP, Los Angeles, CA, United States, CA - USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND;
Barbara Levitz, MS Ed, Vahalla, NY, United States, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;


LENDs are pioneers in involving family members in professional training. The LEND Family Involvement Assessment, a national survey conducted since 2013, details the benefits of family involvement. This interactive session is an opportunity for LENDs and other disability- related training programs to share successful strategies, and develop new systematic ways to enhance or increase family voice in their programs, while contributing to a white paper on Family Involvement.

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